One, two, three, four. The first coffee of the day. A 7.23am plane for Paris. A new haircut. A cigarette. An unexpected mail. A shower. A vodka pomme. A son. An appetizer. Monday mornings. Friday evenings. Dear madam. A lie. That girl calling you. That guy texting you. A step. Sexual foreplay. «You staring at me?» «We need to talk.» Dear sir.
Everybody knows that every end contains a new beginning – and viceversa. Thank god. Beginnings are the best. You remember the first months you've spent with a girl, not the 5th year you've been together.
In Fields' "Beginnings" (meaning both the EP and the title track) feel just like that. They make you feel good like a brand-new start.
As you listen to this record you'll find out that there are hundreds, thousands, millions of beginnings in it. One second you're sure that "No Romance" sounds like David Byrne has finished an instrumental for Talking Heads after drinking too much, one second later it reminds you of that spacey disco record you bought at Rough Trade in 1986 – and you feel good like a brand new start.
Suit yourself showcases a wonderful, nonexistant band where Arthur Russell and Pretty Hate Machine-era Trent Reznor play funk music all night long. And "Beginnings"' Get a Room! Remix will make you believe in the start of a better part of your life as it'll unleash its incredible build-up.
In Fields' Beginnings is probably - to date - our hardest record to press-release as it really sounds like nothing else and as it really got me like a few records have.
So – you know what I'll do? I'll just put Beginnings in that weird list up there, 22 lines ago. Do you know why?
Because Beginnings are the best. You remember the first months you've spent with a woman, not the 5th year you've been together.
Well, unless it's La Belle.
released March 12, 2012
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